This website is an index of Deborah Warner’s productions and installations since 1980, assembled on a chronological basis.  It is a work in progress and will be added to periodically. 

Photos © Johan Jacobs / De Munt La Monnaie 

Trailer - Opus Arts

Death in Venice,

2007 - 2013

Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper
2007 English National Opera, London
2009 La Monnaie de Munt, Brussels
2011 Teatro alla Scala, Milan
2013 English National Opera, London
2013 Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam

An English National Opera production co-produced with Teatro alla Scala, La Monnaie de Munt and De Nederlandse Opera

Performances:

London: 24, 26, 31 May, 2, 5, 7, 9, 13 June 2007

Brussels: 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29 January 2009

Milan: 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 19 March 2011

London: 18, 21, 24, 26 June 2013

Amsterdam: 3, 5, 7 July 2013

Creative Team

Conductor - Edward Gardner, Paul Daniel (Brussels)

Director - Deborah Warner

Set Design - Tom Pye

Costume Design - Chloe Obolensky

Lighting - Jean Kalman

Choreography - Kim Brandstrup

2007 Cast

Gustav von Aschenbach - Ian Bostridge

The Traveller / Elderly Fop / Old Gondolier / Hotel Manager / Hotel Barber / Leader of Players / voice of Dionysus - Peter Coleman Wright

The Voice of Apollo - Iestyn Davies 

The Polish Mother - Eliza Bennett

Tadzio - Benjamin Paul Griffiths

Polish daughters - Barbara Bielecka, Raphaelle Burgess-Jones

Governess - Joyce Henderson

Jashiu - Riccardo Franco

Hotel Porter - Peter Van Hulle

Strawberry-seller - Anna Dennis

Guide - Charles Johnston

Strolling Players - Lee Bisset, Dwayne Jones

English Clerk - Jonathan Gunthorpe

Glass-maker - Richard Edgar-Wilson

Lace-seller - Constance Novis

Beggar Woman - Madeleine Shaw

Restaurant waiter - William Berge

 

Lido boatman - Paul Napier-Burrows, Hotel Waiter - David Newman, Newspaper Seller - Lyn Cook, Gondoliers - Philip Daggett, Paul Napier-Burrows, Gary Coward, Peter Kestner

Dancers - Nick Arnold, William J. Cassidy, Moses Fapohunda, Laurie Haughes, Dharmesh Patel, Olly Pike

2009 Brussels Cast 

Gustav von Aschenbach - Ian Bostridge / John Graham-Hall

The Traveller / Elderly Fop / Old Gondolier / Hotel Manager / Hotel Barber / Leader of the Players / voice of Dionysus - Andrew Shore

The Voice of Apollo - William Towers

The Polish Mother - Anne-Claire

Tadzio - Leon Cooke

Governess - Joyce Henderson

Hotel Porter - Peter Van Hulle

Strawberry-seller - Anna Dennis

Guide - Charles Johnston

Strolling Players - Anna Dennis, Donal Byrne

English Clerk - Jonathan Gunthorpe

Glass-maker - Richard Edgar-Wilson

Lace-seller - Constance Novis

Beggar Woman - Madeleine Shaw

Restaurant waiter - Benoit De Leersnyder

Dancers: Riccardo Franco (Jaschiu) William Cassidy, Gilles Polet, Kilian Haselbeck, Dominik Blank, Christopher Linda, Jordy Putzeys, Christophe Degelin

2013 / 2011 London and Milan Cast 

Gustav von Aschenbach - John Graham-Hall

The Traveller / Elderly Fop / Old Gondolier / Hotel Manager / Hotel Barber / Leader of the Players / voice of Dionysus - Andrew Shore

The Voice of Apollo - Tim Mead 

2013 Amsterdam Cast

Gustav von Aschenbach - John Graham-Hall

The Traveller / Elderly Fop / Old Gondolier / Hotel Manager / Hotel Barber / Leader of the Players / voice of Dionysus - Andrew Shore

The Voice of Apollo - Tim Mead 

Dancers: Thomas Edwards, Guglielmo Garavini, Olly Gerrie, Yossi Goodlink, Harry Hancock, Liam Morris, Ben Owen

Newspaper seller - Rosa Brandao, Danish Lady - Birgitte Bonding, English Lady - Adrienne Visser, Russian Mother - Hilde Vanmuysen, French Girl - Rita Matos Alves, Hotel Guest - Nathalie Van De Voorde, French Mother - Maryvonne Deprez, German mother - Mimi Nicolescu, Russian nanny - Beata Morawska, Hotel Guest - Emily van de Klashorst, American 1 - John Manning, American 2 - Hans Leether, Gondelier 1 - Andre Gregoire, Hotel Guest - Luc de Meulenaere, Gondelier 3 / Guest - Marc Coulon, Polish Father - Andre Janulek, Hotel waiter - Bernard Giovani, Ship's steward - Pascal Macou, German Father / Priest - Marcel Schmitz, Gondolier 2 / Guest - Rene Laryea, Russian Father / Boatsman - Gerard Lavalle

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra